I am working for a US based organization as the IT Development Team Lead. In our IT group, we have requirement elicitation team who is the interface to our group. The requirement elicitation team works for IT Group. We usually get business requirements from the Business group. The Business group works for Business and operations of Organization. Both groups are partners to deliver quality IT products which deliver high returns to the Organization.
Recently I learned that the Business team had a new team lead who already has some conflicts with the requirement elicitation team lead. Incidents are reported that some heated arguments occurred recently on some of the topics. I am hearing complaints and also many rumors with in our group. The Business team is the one who has final approval and sign off to release a product into the market. If product doesn’t go into the market it means product failed before entering into the market.
With the current situation, I feel that it may impact my development team. How can I protect myself and my team from potential negative impact of the conflicts between the Requirement Elicitation team lead and the Business team lead?